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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws BALW

Program focus


The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws aims to produce graduates
who meet the aims and objectives of both the Bachelor of Arts and
the Bachelor of Laws degree programs. This double degree offers students
the benefit of exposure to multiple disciplines.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

5 years full-time, up to 10 years part-time

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws has been accredited
by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic
qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission)
Rules 2004
(Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements
to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal
practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers
must also complete an approved practical legal training course in
order to become admitted to practice. USQ law graduates have the option
of completing their practical legal training through a one-year traineeship
in a law practice, or through another institution that offers a practical
legal training qualification.

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Program aims

The program aims to produce graduates who meet the aims and
objectives of both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Laws degree
programs. This double degree offers students the benefit of exposure
to multiple disciplines.

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Program structure

The program comprises 40 units as follows:

Area of study Number of courses
Core 26 CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship, EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives, HMT1000 History of Western Ideas, HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights and 22 Law courses
(listed below)
Arts 11 1 x 8“unit major + 3 electives OR 1 x 12“unit extended
major*
Law 3 1 x 3“unit electives (listed below)

Footnotes
*HMT1000 History of Western Ideas or HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights will be exempted
for students who study a 12“unit Arts major.

Law courses

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus
Law core courses:
LAW1201 Legal Process and Research S1, S2 S1, S2
LAW1202 Law in Context S2 S2
LAW2201 Contract A S1 S1
LAW2202 Contract B S2 S2
LAW2203 Torts A
S1 S1
LAW2204 Torts B S2 S2
LAW2205 Criminal Law A S1 S1
LAW2206 Legal Conflict Resolution
S1 S1
LAW2207 Company Law S1 S1
LAW3201 Constitutional Law A S1 S1
LAW3202 Administrative Law S2 S2
LAW3423 Criminal Law B S2 S2
LAW3461 Constitutional Law B S2 S2
LAW3203 Property Law A S1 S1
LAW3204 Property Law B S2 S2
LAW3205 Equity S1 S1
LAW3206 Trusts S2 S2
LAW3208 Evidence S1 S1
LAW3209 Procedure S2 S2
LAW3210 Theories of Law S1 S1
LAW3211 Legal Professional Practice and Ethics S1 S1
LAW4401 Capstone Project* S2 S2
Law elective courses:
Select 3 courses from the following:
LAW2107 Environmental Law S2 (EXT) S2
LAW2301 e-Law S1
LAW3110 Insolvency and Restructuring Law S2 (EXT)
LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice S1, S2, S3 (EXT) S1S1
LAW3131 Revenue Law and Practice II S2 (EXT)
LAW3404 Banking, Finance and Insurance Law
LAW3405 Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law
LAW3406 Intellectual Property Law
LAW3421 Family Law S2
LAW3422 Succession Law S3 (EXT)
LAW3424 Land Contracts
LAW3441 Natural Resources Law
S3 (EXT)
LAW3442 Workplace Law S2 (EXT) S2
LAW3443 Public International Law S1 (EXT) S1
LAW3444 Competition and Consumer Law
LAW3462 International Human Rights Law
LAW3463 Private International Law S2
LAW3464 International Trade Law S1 (EXT)
LAW5504 Comparative Law and Business¡ S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT)
WIL3000 Work Integrated Learning - Law^ S1, S2 S1, S2

Footnotes
*Students are expected
to have completed at least 16 core law courses before enrolling in LAW4401. It is also highly recommended that
this course be taken in the last semester of the student's enrolment
in the program.
¡In order
to enrol in LAW5504, a student must have successfully completed either LAW3423 or LAW3206 . A student must also
seek the approval from the Bachelor of Laws Program Coordinator prior
to enrolling in LAW5504.
^A student must
have completed at least half of the core law courses before enrolling
in WIL3000.
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Exit points

If students commence the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
and wish to exit with a Bachelor of Arts,
then they may do so if they have completed the 4 Arts core courses,
the Arts major, 4 Arts electives and 8 Law courses..

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